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Dregs [EPUB] ✷ Dregs Author Jørn Lier Horst – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Meet Chief Inspector William Wisting, an experienced policeman who is familiar with the dark side of human nature He lives in challenging times for the Norwegian police force, meeting them with integr Meet Chief Inspector William Wisting, an experienced policeman who is familiar with the dark side of human nature He lives in challenging times for the Norwegian police force, meeting them with integrity and humanity, and a fragile belief that he can play a part in creating a better world Dregs begins with a police report giving the place and time of the discovery of a training shoe washed up on the sand, still containing a severed foot from the victim s body, the introduction of CI William Wisting, and the first hint of his health worries Soon a second shoe is washed up, but it is another left What is the explanation for this Has there been some kind of terrible accident at sea Does it indicate the killing and dismembering of two victims Is there a link with the unsolved mystery of a number of disappearances in the Larvik area in recent months In this gripping police procedural, Wisting gradually gets to the bottom of the mystery with the help of his all too human colleagues and his journalist daughter, Line.


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  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    People who are in such an exteme situation that they commit murder, probably don t think so rationally that they take into account the possibility of punishment before they kill Line Wisting is interviewing convicted murderers for a journalistic piece about the effectiveness of punishment She is the daughter of the famed police officer William Wisting, and their discussions about crime and punishment are enhanced by the intriguing information that is coming out of her interviewsHas it he People who are in such an exteme situation that they commit murder, probably don t think so rationally that they take into account the possibility of punishment before they kill Line Wisting is interviewing convicted murderers for a journalistic piece about the effectiveness of punishment She is the daughter of the famed police officer William Wisting, and their discussions about crime and punishment are enhanced by the intriguing information that is coming out of her interviewsHas it helped she asked Are you a better person now than before you went to prison Ken Ronny Hauge stared at her while he thought and suddenly there was something in his eyes that made her uncomfortable It was almost like staring back at something dark and unfathomable No, he finally answered On the contrary I ve becomeincensed about draconian punishment in recent years Our prisons are bulging at the seams because we believe that longer sentences are a deterrent to crime The bulging prisons are a vivid indication that we are not fixing the problem We havepeople incarcerated in the US than all the rest of the world combined Referring to us as the land of the free may need to be changed to the land of the imprisoned It is interesting to see a writer from Norway grappling with the same issues of the effectiveness of punishment as I am here in the US Is someone who commits a crime of passion a threat to society If George had never come home and found his wife in bed with his best friend, would he have ever committed murder Probably not Will he commit murder again Probably not, but he may So should we pay to have George incarcerated for the better part of his life, or should we have a rehabilitation program that would have him out in a few years, hopefully, with a better handle on his emotional responses to adverse situations Will it work every time No But can we lighten the prison load if we focus on rehabilitation rather than incarceration and punishment I d like to think so We are sending young men to prison for what are really minor offenses, and they are emerging hardened, vindictive, and angry men They don t just serve time They are raped, beaten, and abused They have every right to believe that the systemfucked them over Harsh punishments are now being handed down at all levels of society I hear the term no tolerancea lot Meaning we don t want an administrator having the ability to weigh evidence and the character of the person and decide what the punishment should be People are fired from jobs for offences that used to merit probation I dealt with numerous situations where there was a misunderstanding between an employee and the public, and the customer demanded the person be fired Again, it is not about rehabilitation or teaching people, but about punishment Unfortunately, companies and organizations are caving to these demands because of a real fear of what will be posted on social media When did we quit having any compassion or understanding for the human capacity for poor judgement We all make mistakes, so why do we want to see people pay such heavy prices for their misjudgments Or is this one of those vicious cycle kind of things where someone experiences a miscarriage of justice and wants others to be treated as harshly as they feel they were While Line is interviewing convicted murderers, her father is investigating a series of shoes washing up on shore, which in itself would not be of much interest except for the fact that the feet are still in the shoes It is a puzzle that will continue to plague the community asshoes keep showing up Old people are missing from assisted living communities, but why The answer may lie many decades in the past as Wisting scrambles to find someone still alive who can give him the missing pieces beforehuman dregs are washed up on shore I ve been enjoying watching the Wisting TV show via my Sundance subscription on Prime Sandstone Press, the farthest Northern publisher in Great Britain who brought us the Babylon Berlin series, is also publishing the English translations of Jorn Lier Horst I m starting to trust their choices in foreign literature that they decide deserves an English reading audience Jorn Lier Horst takes on some critical social issues in this book We all need to take a closer look at how we have structured our laws and justice system, and also how we handle our aging populations It seems that, when people get inconvenient, we really just want them out of sight, and therefore, out of mind.This is the sixth book in the series, but the first to be published in English The same situation occurred with the Jo Nesbo books when the third book was the first book published in English After Nesbo became a hit, the publisher went back and published the early books Generally, I don t like to read a series out of order, but unless I decide to take a crash course in the Norwegian language, I ll just have to take what the publisher is willing to give me I ll definitely be moving on to book two, errhhh seven Horst gives us a lot of lutefisk for thought If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at


  2. Matt Matt says:

    In an attempt to expand my literary horizons, I took it upon myself to introduce myself to Jorn Lier Horst, acclaimed Scandinavian mystery writer Chief Inspector William Wisting has a great deal of experience with police work in Norway, as well as its dark underbelly After a shoe washes ashore with a left foot still inside, Wisting cannot tell if this is foul play or some horrible accident When a second shoe turns up, also containing a left foot, Wisting must begin to wonder if there is a dis In an attempt to expand my literary horizons, I took it upon myself to introduce myself to Jorn Lier Horst, acclaimed Scandinavian mystery writer Chief Inspector William Wisting has a great deal of experience with police work in Norway, as well as its dark underbelly After a shoe washes ashore with a left foot still inside, Wisting cannot tell if this is foul play or some horrible accident When a second shoe turns up, also containing a left foot, Wisting must begin to wonder if there is a disaster out at sea, or is a murderer is dismembering victims and trying to destroy the evidence Could these feet have anything to do with a number of recent disappearances in the area as well As Wisting continues to probe, his daughter, Line, undertakes a project of her own, interviewing some of Norway s most notorious killers to write news articles documenting their progress Line sets out to dig deeper and offer the generl public insight into the role prison plays in rehabilitation When Line s interviewees have ties to those who have gone missing, Wisting cannot help but wonder if there is a larger, andsinister, game at play A wonderful English introduction to a well established author is sure to make waves in the mystery genre.Horst joins the ranks of Lars Keplar and Soren Hammer in creating an interesting mystery that surpasses the language barrier He is able to present both the mystery, as well as a keen characterisation of Norway s political and social lifestyle, unknown to many outside the region Horst also aptly titles his book, drawing parallels between the severed feet and the criminal outcasts Line interviews, both the dregs of society The story and the characters reflect both the unique Scandinavian flavour of a crime procedural, but also show ties with thefamiliar Western judicial system, making the story easily digestible by the masses The reader is in for a treat, with short chapters full of information and teasers, which propel the story forward in an easy manner Bring on the second English translated novel, as I want to learnabout this Wisting character.Kudos, Mr Horst for this wonderfully crafted novel I hope to seeaction and character development as we proceed.Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at


  3. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    It really is a shame to have missed the first five novels in this series, because Dregs is exactly what I look for when I m reading a novel of crime fiction It has a good plot, enough suspects to keep the reader guessing, very little in the way of extraneous subplot, romance or main character existentialist angst crisis so that the reader stays focused on the crime and its solution It is a brilliant police procedural which is all about getting to the root of the mystery at the heart of the sto It really is a shame to have missed the first five novels in this series, because Dregs is exactly what I look for when I m reading a novel of crime fiction It has a good plot, enough suspects to keep the reader guessing, very little in the way of extraneous subplot, romance or main character existentialist angst crisis so that the reader stays focused on the crime and its solution It is a brilliant police procedural which is all about getting to the root of the mystery at the heart of the story.Set in Norway, the novel opens with the discovery of a tennis shoe which is rolling around at the edge of the shore Inside the shoe is a left foot, and much to the dismay of Chief Inspector William Wisting, it is not the first left foot in a shoe to have washed up recently, meaning that the feet do not belong to the same people Certain characteristics of the shoes lead the group to consider whether or not these shoes have anything to do with four people who have recently gone missing Three of them are elderly the fourth, a paranoid schizophrenic, suffers from delusions of being watched and her home secretly searched by some sort of foreign intelligence organization And things get evencomplicated asshoes come to the shore and a body or two is found The killer has to be stopped, but this will not be an easy task before the case can be solved, Wisting and his team are faced with having to unravel decades worth of secrets which someone really want to keep hidden.This is not a high adventure, on the edge of your seat kind of thriller, nor is it a fast paced crime fiction with lots of subplots to be resolved It is a very clean, intelligent and streamlined police procedural, very realistic and credible, with very little in the story to come between the reader and his or her attention to the main plot and the investigation The author manages to offer an intriguing mystery that hooks the reader from the very first paragraph He also smoothly integrates his thoughts about important social and political issues and reflects on the nature of imprisonment and punishment through the journalistic work of Wisting s daughter Line It is very well written, although I must say I would have liked to have been better acquainted with the main characters backstories before having to start with book six sigh The lack of a gimmicky serial killer or high speed thrills may turn off some readers who are used to that sort of thing in their Scandinavian crime fiction, but to me, this book borders on perfect While those elements are fun, there s nothing like a serious, good old fashioned police procedural for the true lover of crime and mystery fiction In Dregs, there is a good mystery, a good plot, and good, well timed and well paced progress through the investigation leading to the revelation at the end Very highly recommended, and it will work for readers not only of Scandinavian crime fiction but for readers of serious, intelligent police procedurals as well


  4. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    I usually hate reading a series out of order but since, even though, this is the 6th it is the first translated into English Characters were not as flawed as the characters in many nordic crime fiction, but the storyline was interesting A bit of historical data and really enjoyed the alternate but complimenting storyline by Wisting s daughter, who is a journalist Looking forward and hoping that the rest of the series is translated and released in the US.


  5. Lee Lee says:

    This is a great police procedural Set in Norway this is a solid read, a great crime story with a intriguing plot.I think I have found another great character in William Wisting, looking forward toif the first five books are ever translated.


  6. Bicky Bicky says:

    Despite the title, this is not another Nordic doom and gloom but a solid police procedural Very solid The author, J rn Lier Horst was himself a policeman when he wrote this novel and had the same job as the protagonist Chief Inspector Wisting is head of investigations in Larvik, a Norwegian town of 20,000 plus The novel starts with the discovery of a foot on the beach The foot has clearly been in the sea for some time What kickstarts the investigation is that this is the second foot discov Despite the title, this is not another Nordic doom and gloom but a solid police procedural Very solid The author, J rn Lier Horst was himself a policeman when he wrote this novel and had the same job as the protagonist Chief Inspector Wisting is head of investigations in Larvik, a Norwegian town of 20,000 plus The novel starts with the discovery of a foot on the beach The foot has clearly been in the sea for some time What kickstarts the investigation is that this is the second foot discovered in recent days However, they both happen to be left feet despite the shoes being of the same brand.Further investigation and speculation link the feet to three old men who went missing a year earlier In Larvik, unexplained missings are not common These three old men and a schizophrenic women are the only such cases in the past few years What Horst is able to accomplish is to carry us along with this investigation I remained engrossed as Wisting grapples with the hard work, difficulties and frustrations of trying to make sense of disparate facts as they are revealed by team work.This is the sixth book in the series but the first one to be published in English Books 7 13 have already been translated into English I look forward to reading them and have already started on the next.one.Wisting, is a 51 year old widower, father of twins with an ongoing relationship and does not suffer from any apparent vices other than a disregard for his health in the middle of an investigation His main social concern is the increasing criminality in Norwegian society and the inadequate police resources Aliberal attitude is brought in through Line, his journalist daughter who has, at times, a tangential relationship with her father s investigations.Horst has explained When I had in mind to create a new, Scandinavian crime hero, I was very conscious of what he should be like I was tired of reading about detectives who singlehandedly solved murder cases while dead drunk, waking up in the mornings with three day old designer stubble and a whisky bottle at the ready on the bedside table I wanted a central character who waslike the policemen I knew from my daily work in the police force It turned out to be William Wisting, a fair minded, exemplary policeman, but above all a decent and genuine human being The recent TV series Wisting is based on two later books,


  7. Sofia Sofia says:

    Imagine a big box book full of so many tiny jigsaw puzzle pieces and then you start fitting in the pieces and there are so many Then come the eureka moments when you can recognise a piece of sky or a human foot And you continue piece by piece Yes this was a well enjoyed jigsaw puzzle, slightly blurry at the final edge but yes Imagine a big box book full of so many tiny jigsaw puzzle pieces and then you start fitting in the pieces and there are so many Then come the eureka moments when you can recognise a piece of sky or a human foot And you continue piece by piece Yes this was a well enjoyed jigsaw puzzle, slightly blurry at the final edge but yes


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    This is the first nordic novel I ve read that was not noir with the main character tormented or forced to deal with corruption within their organization The usual irritating ladder climbing brown nosing supervisor is there but no corruption The storyline was interesting and characters are well written.There is a large number of characters in this novel and I did have a bit of trouble keeping up with all of them towards the end of it But it was a good read and I d recommend it to others loo This is the first nordic novel I ve read that was not noir with the main character tormented or forced to deal with corruption within their organization The usual irritating ladder climbing brown nosing supervisor is there but no corruption The storyline was interesting and characters are well written.There is a large number of characters in this novel and I did have a bit of trouble keeping up with all of them towards the end of it But it was a good read and I d recommend it to others looking for a good detective mystery


  9. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    I finally got round to reading Jorn Lier Horst in English Unfortunately, this is the first translation from Norwegian into English and it started off with the 6th volume, not with the first Shame on you publishers Now I ll have to buy the first volumes in German, to see what the fuss is all about I should have waited, but I wasn t sure whether I should buy the first 5 volumes in German There s lots of so and so and let s say it outright, bad fiction coming out of Scandinavia nowadays, I finally got round to reading Jorn Lier Horst in English Unfortunately, this is the first translation from Norwegian into English and it started off with the 6th volume, not with the first Shame on you publishers Now I ll have to buy the first volumes in German, to see what the fuss is all about I should have waited, but I wasn t sure whether I should buy the first 5 volumes in German There s lots of so and so and let s say it outright, bad fiction coming out of Scandinavia nowadays, that s why I was reluctant to buy the first volumes in German I fondly remember the days that if you wanted to read Scandinavian Fiction you d have to read them in German the Scandinavian and German editions were published almost at the same time The english publishers found the rich vein of the scandinavian crime fiction 4 or 5 year s ago, but now only the gems remainHorst is nothing like Jo Nesbo a fellow Norwegian I would tend to compare Horstwith Maj Sj wall, Per Wahl , Arnaldur Indridason or Henning Mankell all Swedish, with the Arnaldur s exception Icelander , while Jo Nesbo tries to emulate the american crime fiction writing Not so with Horst, Maj Sj wall, Arnaldur Indridason, Per Wahl or Henning Mankell And that s one of the reasons why I tend to prefer Scandinavian Crime Fiction than its american counterpart there re exceptions naturally.I won t get into details about the plot Suffice to say, is that, if your tastes go in the direction of thetraditional Crime Fiction coming out of Scandinavia, you ll most certainly like this book I certainly did.NB I m curious to find how the relationship between Line and Wisting came to the point portraid in this book


  10. Mike Sumner Mike Sumner says:

    I wa fortunate enough to receive ARCs of the first two books in The Cold Case Quartet featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting The Katharina Code and The Cabin The third is due for publication in May Then the first series of Wisting was broadcast on BBC4 Enough to whet anyone s whistle Terrific Scandi noir I decided to go back to where it all beganJorn Lier Horst s first book that introduces the reader to the Norwegian detective CI William Wisting is Dregs A baffling plot that keeps t I wa fortunate enough to receive ARCs of the first two books in The Cold Case Quartet featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting The Katharina Code and The Cabin The third is due for publication in May Then the first series of Wisting was broadcast on BBC4 Enough to whet anyone s whistle Terrific Scandi noir I decided to go back to where it all beganJorn Lier Horst s first book that introduces the reader to the Norwegian detective CI William Wisting is Dregs A baffling plot that keeps the reader guessing until the very end In Stavern, around midsummer, a severed left foot in a training shoe is washed up on the shore, and then another and another altogether four left feet in a single week Bizarre, confusing, little if no evidence to go on a case that leads to a good level of frustration for Wisting and his colleagues, and me for that matter Is there any possible connection to the disappearance of three elderly men and a woman the previous August Just how do you proceed with such an investigation Dregs is an enjoyable read although I did have trouble at times keeping track of the many Norwegian names I have the next in the series Closed for Winter in the TBR pileToo many books, too little time


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